The 2023 Met Gala is almost here! For the third year in a row, Vogue will be hosting the official Met Gala red carpet livestream tonight, Monday, May 1, giving viewers the inside look at one of the most anticipated—and star-studded—events of the year.
Once again, the livestream will be hosted by actor and producer La La Anthony, joined this time by writer and man-about-town Derek Blasberg and Saturday Night Live’s Chloe Fineman. Internet multi-hyphenate Emma Chamberlain will also return as Vogue’s special correspondent.
This year’s Met Gala, which celebrates the indelible legacy of the late Karl Lagerfeld, will no doubt be a true fashion fête. (After all, the dress code is “In honor of Karl…”) Below, find out how to watch the 2023 Met Gala livestream—plus everything else you need to know about Met Gala Monday…
Where can I watch the livestream?
The 2023 Met Gala livestream is being hosted by Vogue. (Right here! On this very page!) It will also be broadcast live across all of our YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages.
What time does the livestream start?
The 2023 Met Gala livestream will begin tonight at 6:30 p.m. EST. Need a reminder? You can sign up to receive an alert when the livestream starts. Vogue’s daily newsletter will provide updates from the red carpet, livestream access, plus top fashion stories and celebrity style.
You can also follow along with Vogue’s live updates all night long for our breakdown of every look on the Met Gala red carpet.
Who’s hosting the livestream?
This year, the 2023 Met Gala livestream will be hosted by actor and producer La La Anthony, writer Derek Blasberg, and actor, comedian, and Saturday Night Live cast member Chloe Fineman. Internet multi-hyphenate Emma Chamberlain, meanwhile, will return as Vogue’s special correspondent.
What’s this year’s Met Gala theme?
The 2023 Met Gala celebrates the opening of The Costume Institute’s new spring exhibition,
“Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from May 5 to July 16. The annual Met Gala provides the Costume Institute with its primary source of funding for exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, operations, and capital improvements.
The exhibition will serve as an homage to Lagerfeld’s unparalleled contributions to the world of fashion. “One thing I knew for certain is that we could not do a traditional retrospective,” Andrew Bolton, the Costume Institute’s Wendy Yu Curator in Charge, told Vogue back in September. “For one thing, I think Karl would have hated that. Even though one of his facets was that he was a historicist, and he would revisit themes in his work, he was always looking to the future in his own work—he hated looking back at the past.”
Is there a dress code?
Yes: The dress code for this year’s Met Gala will be “in honor of Karl.” Considering the late designer headed up many different luxury fashion houses throughout his career—including Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel, and his own Karl Lagerfeld brand—it’s safe to say there’s a rich variety of silhouettes, collections, and concepts for guests to draw inspiration from.
Who are the co-chairs this year?
The 2023 Met Gala’s official co-chairs are Michaela Coel, Penélope Cruz, Roger Federer, Dua Lipa, and Anna Wintour.